On Australia Day we come together as a nation to celebrate what's great about Australia and being Australian. Australia Day is the biggest day of celebration in the nation.
On Australia Day we celebrate the things that make our country great: the people, the land, our diversity, our sense of a fair go, our lifestyle and our freedoms. We reflect on our national journey. We commit to making our country even better in the future.
Australia Day Awards
The Australia Day Committee are now calling for nominations for the various Australia Day Awards. These awards recognise and honour the outstanding achievements of Australians. Shire residents and organisations are asked to support these awards by nominating members of their community in appreciation of their efforts. Award categories are:
Citizen & Young Citizen of the Year
Cultural & Junior Cultural – Artist and/or Arts Worker
Volunteer of the Year
Junior & Senior Sportsperson
Sports Coach, Official and/or Administrator
Community Group or Team
Community Event of the Year
The nomination form can be found here and hard copies are available from Council's Customer Service Centres and Libraries.
Nominations close on Friday 30th November 2018
The winners will be announced and awards presented at the Australia Day celebrations. Please note that the requirement for nominees to sign the nomination form is to ensure that Council have documented consent to release an individual's personal information in line with requirements under the Information Privacy Act 2009 and the Queensland Right to Information Act 2009. Further information in relation to the awards can be obtained by contacting Council's Customer Service on (07) 4992 9500.
Australia Day 2018 - Goovigen
Congratulations to the Goovigen community on hosting a great Australia Day for 2018. The morning celebrations in the hall drew an exceptional crowd and great numbers continued on to support the activities at the Recreation Grounds.
|2018 Citizen of the Year, Brendan Beahan with Mayor Nev Ferrier||2018 Young Citizen of the Year, Gabrielle Byrne with Council's Arts & Cultural Officer, Shanna Muston|
Photography Competition - 1st place - Open Section - 'Sundance' by Kathryn Heading